Students considering a career as a polysomnography technologist, or sleep technologist, must have good interpersonal and communication skills; a caring and compassionate attitude; the ability to organize time and prioritize tasks; and, an active interest in the field of medicine. Sleep technologist, by the nature of the work, often work at night. They must possess good observational skills and the ability to document changes in a person’s sleep patterns.
Students who are interested in becoming a sleep technologist are encouraged to learn more about the profession using such resources as a visit to your local hospital or by visiting the website for the Association for Polysomnographic Technologist at www.aastweb.org.
The program is offered in two formats , on campus or hybrid. (See Sleep Technology Brochure on website). Because of the time required to complete classroom, lab, and clinical assignments, some students find it helpful to complete at least some of the general education courses before entering the career courses in polysomnography.
|Recommended Course Sequence
Sleep Technologist Certificate
|Year 1||Fall||BIO101 & BIO102 OR HES140, HES130, PSG101, PSG105, PSG110|
|Spring||ENG101, PSG102, PSG111, PSG120, PSG122|
Advanced standing is granted to credentialed respiratory therapists (CRT or RRT) who apply to this program. Applicants should speak to the program Coordinator for more information about this advanced standing option.